Researchers at the University of California have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the … Continue Reading Stomach acid-powered nanobots get their first test in a living animal.
Researchers from New York University have been collaborating with the Peking University on a new nanotechnology test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart … Continue Reading Gold nanoparticles used to detect heart attacks early.
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells, a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination … Continue Reading Nanotechnology guides cancer surgery and then selectively kills remaining malignant cells.
Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now … Continue Reading Nanotechnology used to protect against in situ Malaria parasites.
Conventional treatment seeks to eradicate cancer cells by drugs and therapy delivered from outside the cell, which may also affect (and potentially harm) nearby normal cells. In contrast to conventional … Continue Reading First-in-class cancer-specific nanoparticles infiltrate, kill tumour cells from within.
For most cancer patients, primary tumours are often not the most deadly. Instead, it is the metastatic tumours – tumours that spread from their original location to other parts of … Continue Reading New MEMS is the first to capture and classify CTC’s by phenotype.
A nano-sized discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness. Scientists … Continue Reading Bipolar Disorder discovery at the nano level for the first time.
Researchers from The University of Kansas have just published an opensource breakthrough paper in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal describing their invention of a miniaturized biomedical testing device for exosomes. … Continue Reading New ‘lab-on-a-chip’ set to revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer.
The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, … Continue Reading Asthma-on-a-chip developed by Harvard researchers.
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a novel fluorescence-based assay for sensitive detection of antibodies within microliter volume serum samples. This new assay is at … Continue Reading Microsphere-based assay detects T1 diabetes early.
Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson’s disease, including six that had not been previously reported. Unravelling the … Continue Reading NIH scientists find 6 new genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s.
Researchers from the Rutgers University have demonstrated the use of their ‘brain-on-a-chip’ microsystem to assess specific effects of traumatic axonal injury. While their model uses the three dimensional cell structure … Continue Reading Successful ‘brain-on-a-chip’ axonal strain injury model developed.
An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device’s inventors at the Stanford University … Continue Reading Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes.
University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug’s ability to target and destroy cancerous cells.
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A new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form ‘nanojuice’ that patients would drink holds promise for the examination of the gut. Upon reaching the small intestine, doctors would strike the nanoparticles with a harmless laser light, providing an unparalleled, non-invasive, real-time view of the organ. It may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Conventional imaging methods show the organ and blockages, but this method allows the medical team to see how the small intestine operates in real time.
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